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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Monday, September 1
    Mad Dash Race
    5K run/walk starts 8:30am; 10K run 9:15am. Starts at Church of the Messiah, Rhinebeck. Phone: 845-876-3533. Email: rhinebeck.episcopal@gmail.com. Url: http://rhinebeck-episcopal.org.

  • Wednesday, September 3
    "Death and Donuts"
    Gather for discussion about death and dying in a safe open forum, inspired by the good work of the "Death Cafe" movement. Led by Pastor Will Starkweather. Phone: 845-876-8180. Url: http://rhinebecklutheran.org.

  • Thursday, September 4
    18th Annual "Fall for Art"
    Juried art show/sale & cocktail reception. 6–9pm. $45/$40 in advance. Benefit for Jewish Federation of Ulster Cty. Phone: 845-338-8131. Email: info@fallforart.org. Url: http://fallforart.org .

  • Thursday, September 4
    Pot Luck Dinner
    Bring a dish and get to know the Rhinebeck Grange. Bring a canned good to support local food pantries. 5–7pm. Phone: 845-876-5738. Email: CSProductions@aol.com.

  • Friday, September 5 - Sunday, September 7
    Grease
    Castaway Players Theatre Co. & in The CENTER stage this upbeat & beloved American musical. Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 3pm. $26/$24. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Friday, September 5
    Harvest Moon Stroll
    Join educator Fran Martino & enjoy the almost-full moon from the top of the hill cherished by landscape artist Frederic Church. Register by 9/4. All ages. $5. 8–9:30pm. Phone: 518-828-1872 x109. Email: shasbrook@olana.org. Url: http://olana.org.

  • Saturday, September 6
    Classical and Tango Evening
    Launch of new Classics on Hudson series featuring violinist Helena Baillie and guitarist Alexander Henry. 6–9pm. Phone: 518-822-1438. Email: info@hudsonoperahouse.org. Url: http://hudsonoperahouse.org.

  • Saturday, September 6
    "Local Color" Art Opening
    Paintings by Sally Lyon and Rosemary Hanson. 5–7pm. Phone: 845-876-6670. Url: http://montgomeryrow.com.

  • Saturday, September 6
    Essential Moments Opening
    Opening reception for exhibit of works by award-winning Hudson Valley photographer B. Doktor. 5–8pm. Phone: 845-331-5300. Email: communications@lgbtqcenter.org. Url: http://LGBTQCenter.org.

  • Saturday, September 6
    Battle of the Books
    Trivia competition with 300 student competitors, grades 6–9 from more than 20 mid-Hudson libraries. 9:30am–2pm. Free. Phone: 518-822-2027. Email: kovler@sunycgcc.edu. Url: http://sunycgcc.edu.

  • Saturday, September 6
    Age & Beauty: Part 2
    Open rehearsal for award winning choreographer Miguel Guttierrez's tragicomic dance meditation on middle age, youthful hopefulness, and the politics of queer performance. 2pm. Free; reservations required. Suitable for ages 18 and up. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Saturday, September 6
    Watercolor & Words Opening
    Opening reception for exhibit of works by students in oncology support program at Kingston's Reuner Cancer Support House. The show's focus is on the beauty of the natural world of flowers and plants. Phone: 845-876-4030. Email: starrdirector@starrlibrary.org. Url: http://starrlibrary.org.

  • Saturday, September 6
    Iceboating Art Show
    A fundraiser from 5:30 to 9pm. $10 at door. Phone: 845-876-2903. Email: mortonrhinecliff@gmail.com. Url: http://morton.rhineclifff.lib.ny.us.

  • Saturday, September 6
    Aerodrome Fundraiser
    Fundraising dinner during Mid-Hudson Radio Control Society’s RC Jamboree weekend. Classic outdoor grill menu; reservations rec'd. $30. At 5pm. Phone: 845-752-3200. Email: info@oldrhinebeck.org. Url: http://oldrhinebeck.org.

  • Sunday, September 7
    What You See & What You Don't See
    Guided walk through Mills Mansion's cleverly designed landscape; registration required. No charge. Phone: 845-889-8851 X300. Email: Donald.Fraser@parks.ny.gov . Url: http://staatsburgh.org.

  • Sunday, September 7
    Barry Hopkins Run
    3.8-mile-course run at 9:30am through Olana's carriage roads, and 9am kids' run. $15/$10. See website for details and entry form. Phone: 518-828-1872 x109. Email: shasbrook@olana.org. Url: http://olana.org.

  • Sunday, September 7
    Imagined Histories
    Opening reception for show of paintings, sculptures, and photographs by 2014 Guggenheim Fellow Robert Hite; 4 –7pm. Email: info@friendsofclermont.org. Url: http://friendsofclermont.org .

  • Tuesday, September 9
    Solar Energy Conference
    Learn how to save energy, money, increase your home value, help preserve the environment, and receive NYS energy grants. Presentation by 3 leading solar energy providers. Organized by Tivoli Green Committee. 7pm. Phone: 845-757-2021. Email: clerk@tivoliny.org. Url: http://tivoliny.org.

  • Tuesday, September 9
    Mark Vonnegut: The Myth of Mental Wellness
    Talk by son of Kurt Vonnegut, including reading of portions of his memoir, Just Like Someone with Mental Illness Only More So. 7pm–9pm. Free. Url: http://bard.edu.

  • Friday, September 12 - Sunday, September 14
    Grease
    Castaway Players Theatre Co. & in The CENTER stage this upbeat & beloved American musical. Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 3pm. $26/$24. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

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Dutchess/Columbia Community Businesses

Let me be your Home Personal Shopper, I can open every door & every listing, in the area—guiding you through the home buying process with 100% commitment 100% of the time. A Buyer’s Market deserves a 100% Buyer’s Real Estate Agency. Speak with Harvey Brown or email him, meet either upstate or in NYC, visit our website, connecting city and country living.

845-876-3502 or 212-228-6705

Specializing in non-chemical treatment of water and bacterial elimination. Drinking water and municipal treatment available. Commercial and residential treatment available. Rentals and financing plans offered. The standard of excellence in water treatment since 1973.

1888 Rt. 9W, PO Box 239, Lake Katrine
845-876-4489 or 845-336-4353

NEW PAINTING CLASSES: ADULTS (FRI 7–9PM) & TEENS (SAT 3:30–5:30PM). Offered: cartooning, illustration, clay, mosaic, printmaking, silk painting, Japanese arts & more. ART Parties, perfect for birthday, any occasion or celebration. Year-round after-school sessions, weekend workshops, etc. Come to enjoy some artistic expression!

The Chocolate Factory 54 Elizabeth St., Red Hook
845-758-9719

Mette Coleman is a New York State–licensed physical therapist who has been practicing physical therapy and Pilates for more than 20 years. Mette Coleman has extensive clinical experience and advanced formalized training in soft tissue injuries and dysfunctions. Mette Coleman treats a diverse population in her practice ranging from performing artists, chronic pain patients and athletes. By appointment only.

6423 Montgomery St. Suite 17A, Rhinebeck
845-876-3220

I travel to your home to provide personalized service for your family pets: food, fresh water, clean cat litter, dog walks, and some love & attention. Kennel Pick-up/Drop-off service. Bonded, insured, references. Serving Rhinebeck and surrounding areas.

Rhinebeck
845-876-6411

Ann Lombardozzi C.P.E. and daughter Michelle Lombardozzi-Strollo have over 30 years combined experience. Computerized equipment thermyolosis, electrolysis and blend methods. Disposable needles used. Gender friendly. CDC sterilization methods. Electrolysis—the only method of permanent hair removal.

22 E. Market St., #201, Rhinebeck
845-876-4878

Conservatory-trained pianist (Oberlin, B. Mus. Piano Performance) offers instruction at her Milan studio, ages 5 & up. FALL SPECIAL: four 30-minute lessons for $100. FREE 20-minute lessons on Demo Day (9/20), call ahead.

86 St. Paul Rd., Milan
845-758-2225

Kathryn Whitman Architecture specializes in residential design—new construction, renovations and restorations. Combining overall design strength and fine detailing, we offer architectural and interior design services in the Hudson Valley and New York City. Let us collaborate on your vision for your home.

845-640-1636 or 845-640-1636

The Augustine Nursery has been creating landscapes of distinction throughout the Hudson Valley for 40 years. We specialize in larger scale, estate-grade trees and plants that you simply won’t find at the typical garden variety nurseries in the area.

9W & Van Kleecks Ln., Kingston
845-338-4936

You’ll find a little bit of aloha at Hemingway B & B. Comfortable, peaceful and tropical ambiance greets you inside and on the lanai (porch). Johanna's fond memories of Hawaii are in evidence. Private entrance and bath; great breakfast Johanna Bard, Innkeeper.

12 Hemingway Lane, Milan
845-901-2445

Serving Dutchess and Columbia counties. Residential and commercial snow plowing, sanding, and snow removal. Seasonal clean-ups, gutter cleaning, tree trimming, lawn mowing. Free estimates, fully insured.

518-537-5526

The Rhinebeck Arts Festival, September 26–28 at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, will be a celebration of artistic expression focusing on craft and visual art including 200 outstanding artists, live music, dance performances, hands-on demonstrations, children's activities, gourmet foods and more! Hours: Fri 10am–5pm, Sat 10am–6pm, Sun 10am–5pm.

Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck
845-331-7900

Founded in 1975, Oblong Books & Music is the largest independent bookseller in the mid-Hudson Valley. With a vibrant children's book & toy section, a large bargain books selection, and a knowledgeable staff, Oblong is sure to have something for everyone. Open daily. Author events calendar at oblongbooks.com.

Rhinebeck: 6422 Montgomery Street 845-876-0500 Millerton: 26 Main Street 518-789-3797

Family owned & operated serving the Hudson Valley since 1973. We provide quality service & installations to homeowners, contractors, architects & commercial businesses. Let the "only real door company in the valley" exceed your expectations. Full showroom & parts counter. Like us on Facebook!

40 Arlington Ave, Poughkeepsie
845-471-1130

"Destination Restaurant" by Culinary Institute of America. Four and 1/2 stars from the Poughkeepsie Journal & "Best Sushi in the Hudson Valley" — Zagat's. Tucked in the heart of Rhinebeck, Osaka has been the go-to-sushi restaurant for 18 years. Chefs work in rhythm to craft sushi, sashimi, and rolls from a vividly bright palette of salmon, tuna, yellowtail, squid, uni, and other varieties of fish. For diners looking to take a break from the raw dishes, Osaka serves a variety of tempura, teriyaki, hibachi, and noodle bowl dinners. Eat-in or take-out.

22 Garden St. , Rhinebeck
845-876-7338

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